Sabres construct draft picks, defenseman Hagg from Flyers

The Buffalo Sabres comprise acquired a foremost-spherical bewitch within the 2021 NHL Draft (14th overall), a second-spherical bewitch in 2023, and defenseman Robert Hagg from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.

The Sabres now bask in two picks in Round 1 of this year’s draft, which begins at 8 p.m. Friday on ESPN 2. The bewitch from Philadelphia will likely be the 13th participant chosen because of Arizona’s forfeited bewitch at No. 11.

Buffalo moreover holds the No. 1 overall desire.

Hagg, 26, is a left-shot defenseman who has tallied 47 components (13+34) in 236 video games over substances of five NHL seasons with Philadelphia. He skated a median ice time of 15: 40 in 34 contests final season, tallying two targets and three assists. His 100 hits led Flyers defensemen.

Hagg is signed throughout the 2021-22 season with a wage of $1.6 million.

Ristolainen played 542 video games across eight seasons with the Sabres after being drafted by the team at some level of the important spherical in 2013. His 245 components inappropriate sixth amongst defensemen in franchise history.

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